I chose this name, it was not given to me. I first just picked the sound, not really sure why or how I came up with it. Especially since I don't like the name Brianna, and that time it was the only other name like Briya I had heard. I use to spell it differently, but didn't like the spelling I was using and then in I saw the name "Priya" and loved that spelling and adopted same spelling for my name. A few years later I started to do some research on my name since everyone kept asking me what my name meant and how I or my parents came up with it. Here is some of what I found. Funny enough it is very fitting:

Your name Briya has given you a tenacity of purpose and has made you extremely independent. Whatever you undertake, you approach from your own point of view, and others either have to conform to your ideas or go there own way and leave you to work things out for yourself. You are so narrowly focused in your pursuits that you frequently overlook the little personal considerations and attentions that create a bond of understanding and sense of companionship.

Thus it is difficult for you to merge your efforts harmoniously with others. In the home, you can inadvertently be offhand and abrupt when you would really like to show your affection.

In circumstances that require a little finesse, you find that you are inclined to be too direct and straight to the point and suffer frustration in your personal relationships as a result.

Briya: Conceptual meaning the verb is to create, used in Torah only for Divine activity & relates to a particular step in the process of creation.